Pink Ribbon

Soling Club Nederland / Dutch Soling Association

De internationale Soling klasse bestaat sinds 1965 en is een voormalig Olympische 3-persoons zeilboot. Ondanks dat de Soling Klasse niet meer Olympisch is, wordt er nog actief gezeild binnen deze klasse. WK's en continentale kampioenschappen, in Europa, Australië, Noord Amerika en Zuid Amerika, worden zeer goed bezocht en zeker het aantal actieve landen (de Soling is actief als wedstrijdboot in 22 landen!) is hoog.

maandag 17 juli 2017

Soling European Championship – Success of the Hungarians

The Soling European Championships at Fraglia Vela Riva close with the undisputed success of the Hungarians (already twice World Champions) Farkas, Vezer, Csaba after four sunny days of nostalgic sailing with varied windy conditions: from 7-8 knots to 22-23 knots on day two.

Overwhelming victory for HUN-11, the team helmed by Farkas Litkey, which after nine races left their opponent 12 points behind with the constant results of 1-2-2-2-3-7-8 (and 12 excluded). However, the battle for the top three has been thrilling until the last day of regattas.

The forty Soling teams which competed on Lake Garda and brought back to Garda Trentino their elegant and vintage outlines remembered the enterprises of the Italian teams at the Olympic Games of the past and, more generally, on international level - as it was for the Fraglia’s Gianni Torboli, who met again some of his opponents of the Los Angeles/Savannah Olympic Games. In fact, the Soling class was on Olympic programme from 1977 to 2000, and as math race from 1992 to 2000.

The final ranking mirrors the top three of the Saturday provisional results, i.e. the Austrian Felzmann-Felzmann-Schuh are second, and the Ukrainian Yuskho-Pichugin-Severianov are third. These two teams competed neck to neck until the last race, sharing the final equal score.

Thanks to a great final (1-1-1-5), the Canadian team formed by Peter and William Hall and Ross Findiater placed fourth, only one point away from the podium. They showed off their best abilities to sail with lighter wind as it was on the last two days.

All participants were satisfied with the event organisation led by the Committee President Carlo Tosi and coordinated by the Fraglia Vela Riva staff, who allowed them to sail all the nine races as scheduled.

by Fraglia Vela Riva

The Dutch were preparing thereselfs for the World Championship 2017 in Muiden, Holland, nearby Amsterdam. With a fine 6, 21, 32 and 37, it's clear that they need more practice to win their WC Soling 2017. (By Hans van Gent)

zondag 18 juni 2017

Open Nederlands Soling Kampioenschap 2017

Nederlandse Kampioenen Soling 2017:  links Gabor Helmhout, midden Eki Heinonen en recht Jenny vd Werf
Op 10 en 11 juni jl. werden de Open Nederlandse Soling kampioenschappen gehouden in Muiden, vlakbij Amsterdam op het IJsselmeer onder leiding van de KNZRV. Onder moeilijke omstandigheden op het IJsselmeer met wisselende windsnelheden en windrichtingen, was het heel lastig de juiste lijn te vinden. De wedstrijdleiding van de KNRZV had de windrichting goed ingeschat en dat zorgde voor een prima wedstrijdbaan met een goede startlijn voor de wedstrijden gedurende het weekend.
Aan het eind van de eerste dag, met 3 gezeilde wedstrijden, was het verschil slechts 5 punten tussen nummer 1 (NED 46) en nummer 4 (HUN 77). Een spannende strijd op het water , dus.

Op zondag werd er op scherpst van de snede gezeild, wat resulteerde in de laatste (6de) wedstrijd dat 3 Solings nog steeds streden om de overwinning. De NED 46, NED 33 en de UKR 1 streden om de eer. Na een dramatische start, met 2 Solings te vroeg over de lijn, inclusief de NED 33, waren alle optie nog open voor het Nederlands Kampioenschap. Maar NED 46 kreeg controle over de race door links van het centrum van de wedstrijdbaan te zeilen, waar de windshifts e.d. goed beheerst konden worden. Zij lieten dit voordeel niet meer gaan en bleven voor op de UKR 1 en de NED 33. UKR 1 kwam voor NED 33 binnen en verzekerde zich van de 2de plaats.

De Soling Club Nederland gaat zich nu voorbereiden op het Europese Kampioenschap in Italië op het Gardameer bij de Riva Yachtclub op 11 t/m 16 juli 2017. En….natuurlijk in september 2017, 16 t/m 22 september, het Wereld Kampioenschap Soling.  

Uiteraard is ook veel te lezen op de Internationale Soling site

Uitslag Nederlands Kampioenschap

Dutch Open Soling Championship 2017.

On 10 and 11 of June the Dutch Open Soling Championship was held in Muiden, near Amsterdam at the Royal Dutch Yachtclub.  There were tricky conditions on the IJsselmeer during the Dutch Nationals, with variable wind speeds and variable wind directions ranging from 7 knots up to 16 knots with 20 degree (or more) windshifts on the race course. The Royal Netherlands Yachtclub, had the average wind direction sorted out pretty nicely which resulted in fair racecourses and fair starting lines for the duration of  the event.
 By the end of the first racing day, with 3 races sailed,  there was only a 5 point margin between NED 46 in first and HUN 77in fourth position.
On Sunday there was close racing and during the last (6th) race NED 46, NED 33 and UKR 1 were still battling to win the regatta. After quite a dramatic start (which resulted in 2 boats over the line, including the NED33) all options were still open who would be able to become Dutch Champions but in the 2nd half of the 1st beat NED 46 got control on the fleet after playing the center/left of the racecourse and didn’t let that go. In the last beat in the last race NED 46 was still ahead of NED 33 and UKR 1, and the battle continued between the latter boats. UKR 1 managed to finish in front of NED 33, making them 2nd overall.
The Dutch soling class will now be preparing for the European Championships, which is already starting IN 4 weeks and thereafter the Soling Worlds held again at Muiden,  16-22 September of this year.  You can read more about the Dutch Soling Club on this website  and on the international Soling site

dinsdag 6 juni 2017

Sailing Instructions Open Class Championship Soling Class 2017

Open Class Championship Soling Class
organised by the Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeil- & Roeivereeniging
(Royal Netherlands Yacht Club)
under the auspices of the Royal Netherlands Watersport Association (RNWA)
from 10 June 2017 to 11 June 2017
Location: IJsselmeer near Muiden

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS, 2017-
1.2 The ‘Rules for Championships Sailing, Windsurfing and Kiteboarding’ will apply.
1.3. Racing Rules will be changed as mentioned in this sailing instructions ( SI 1.3, 1.4, 4.3, 8.3, 11.5,
12.2, 15, 16.3 up to 16.8, 24)
1.4 Under rule 87 and 86.1(c), rule 42.3(c) for the Soling Class is changed as follows: Except on a
beat to windward, when surfing (rapidly accelerating down the leeward side of a wave) or planing
is possible, the crew may pull the sheet controlling any sail in order to initiate surfing or planing,
but not more than twice for each wave or gust of wind. The pumping of the main sheet directly
from the main sheet boom block is permitted. In addition, pumping of the spinnaker guy is
permitted at all times without restriction. In this part of the Rule “pumping of the spinnaker guy”
means repeatedly trimming and releasing the guy by any means. Moving the body as reasonably
necessary to pump the guy is permitted and shall not be considered to be ooching (see RRS
42.2(c)), nor shall any rolling of the boat caused by such reasonably necessary movements be
considered rocking (see RRs 42.2(b)).
1.5 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
1.6 Every person on board who has its domicile in the Netherlands shall have the required license.

Notices to competitors will be posted on the Official Regatta Notice Board located besides the
Racing Office.

Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 09:30 hrs on the day it will take effect,
except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 20:00 hrs on the day before it
will take effect.
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4.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed from the flagpole at the marina, close to the Pampusbar.
4.2 When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 60 minutes’ in
the race signal AP.
4.3 When flag Y is displayed ashore, rule 40 RRS applies at all times while afloat. This changes
the Part 4 RRS preamble

5.1 Dates of racing, number of races:
Date Dragon Class Soling Class 6 Meter Class
Saturday 10 June 3 races 3 races 3 races
Sunday 11 June 3 races 3 races 3 races
5.2 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day:
Saturday Dragon Class 12:00 hrs
Soling Class 12:10 hrs
6 Meter Class 12:15 hrs
Sunday Dragon Class 11:00 hrs
Soling Class 11:10 hrs
6 Meter Class 11:15 hrs
Races on the same day will be started a.s.a.p. after the preceding race is ended.
5.3 On the last day of the regatta no warning signal will be made after 15:15 hrs for the Dragon and
6mR and after 15:45hrs for the Soling.

Class flags will be:
Class Flag
Dragon D
Soling: R
6 Meter: E

The racing area will be in the vicinity of the Isle Pampus and will be indicated on the Official
Regatta Notice Board located besides the Racing Office.

8.1 The Course diagram in Attachment A shows the Course and the order in which marks are to be
passed. On the first leg mark 3 and mark 3A should be regarded as obstructions. Marks 1, 2 and
3 shall be left to port.
8.2 The approximate distance from the midpoint of the starting line to mark 1 will be 0.8 – 1.5 Nm.
The length of next legs may vary, signaled by Rule 33. Mark 2 will be laid approximately 100
meters at an angle of approximately 70 degrees to the wind from mark 1.
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8.3 The length of the course will be set to meet a Target Time of 60 - 90 minutes for the first boat in
each race. Failure to meet this target time will not be grounds for redress. This changes Rule
8.4 At mark 3 there can be two buoys (3 and 3A) constituting a gate. When there is a gate, boats
shall sail between the gate marks from the direction of the previous mark and round either gate
8.5 The approximate compass bearing from the starting line to mark 1 will be displayed from the
Race Committee Signal Boat, no later than the warning signal.
8.6 The course shall not be shortened before the second windward leg to mark 1 has been

9.1 Marks 1, 3 and 3A will be inflated, cylindrical yellow buoys. Mark 2 will be an inflated yellow
9.2 New marks, according to rule 12, will be inflated, red cylindrical buoys. Mark 2 will stay a yellow
9.3 The starting marks will be the Race Committee signal boat at the starboard end, flying a KNZ&RV
flag, and a Dan buoy flying an orange flag at the port end (ODM). Mark ILM will be a Dan buoy
flying a green flag.
9.4 The finishing marks will be the Race Committee finish boat at the starboard end and mark 1 at
the port end, seen from the direction of the last mark.


11.1 Races will be started by using rule 26, with the warning signal made 5 minutes before the starting
11.2 The starting line will be between staffs displaying orange flags on the starting marks.
11.3 Near the inner starboard-end of the starting line a limiting mark (ILM) will be laid, which shall be
left to starboard when starting.
11.4 For the use of rule 30.1 the extensions of the starting line are the extensions outside the Race
Committee signal boat and the port mark (ODM).
11.5 A boat starting later than 5 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start. This
changes rule A4 and A5

12.1 To change the next leg of the course, the Race Committee will lay a new mark (or move the
finishing line) and remove the original mark as soon as practicable. When in a subsequent
change a new mark is replaced, it will be replaced by an original mark. The change will be
signalled before the leading boat has begun the leg, although the mark may not yet be in position.
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The finishing line will be between a orange flag on a Race Committee finish boat and mark 1


The time limit for the first boat in a race to finish is 2 hours. Boats failing to finish within 20
minutes after the first boat sails the course and finishes will be scored Did Not Finish without a
hearing. This changes rules 35, A4 and A5 RRS. If the first boat fails to round mark 1 within 45
minutes of the start the race will be abandoned and re-sailed as soon as possible.

16.1 Protests shall be on a written form available from the Regatta Office and lodged there within 75
minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day, or, in the event the last race is
abandoned, within 75 minutes after the abandonment signal is displayed.
16.2 Notices will be posted within 20 minutes of the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings
in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held in the jury room, located at
the Regatta Office.
16.3 Notices of protests by the race committee or protest committee will be posted to inform boats
under rule 61.1(b) RRS.
16.4 Breaches of instructions 8.2, 8.3, 18, 23, 24, 25, 27 and attachment B will not be grounds for a
protest or a redress by a boat. This changes rule 60.1(a) RRS. Penalties for these breaches may
be less than disqualification if the protest committee so decides.
16.5 On the last day of the regatta a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered
(a) within the protest time limit if the party requesting reopening was informed of the decision
on the previous day;
(b) no later than 20 minutes after the party requesting reopening was informed of the
decision on that day.
This changes rule 66 RRS.
16.6 On the last scheduled day of racing a request for redress from a protest committee decision shall
be delivered no later than 20 minutes after the decision was posted. This changes rule 62.2 RRS.
16.7 A request for a decision in writing has to be delivered within one hour after the decision is given
verbally. This changes rule 65.2 RRS.
16.8 A request for correction of an error in the published results has to be delivered within the protest
time limit of the last scheduled day of racing or within 60 minutes after posting of the results, if
this is later. When the request is not granted, the protest time limit is 30 minutes after the boat is
informed that the request is not granted. This changes rule 62.2 RRS.

17.1 Four races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
17.2 (a) When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of
her race scores.
(b) When 5 or 6 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her
race scores excluding her worst score.
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A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.

Substitution of competitors will not be allowed without prior written approval of the race
committee. Replacement of the responsible person is not allowed.

A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing
instructions. On the water, a boat can be instructed by the race committee or a measurer to
proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection.


The Race Committee Boats will be identified through the display of a flag marked “RC”.

Team leaders, coaches and other support personnel shall stay outside areas where boats are
racing from the time of the preparatory signal for the first class to start until all boats have finished
or retired or the race committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment. A boat
whose support boat fails to comply with this restriction will be penalized at the discretion of the

Trash may be placed aboard support and race committee boats. A penalty for breaking rule 55
RRS may be less than disqualification if the protest committee so decides. This changes rule
64.1 RRS.

Keel boats shall not be hauled out during the regatta except with and according to the terms of
prior written permission of the race committee.

Underwater breathing apparatus and plastic pools or their equivalent shall not be used around
keelboats between the preparatory signal of the first race and the end of the regatta.

Except in an emergency neither a boat nor her crew shall neither make radio transmissions while
racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to
VHF, mobile telephones and GPS devices. Mobile phones must be completed shut down while
racing. GPS devices are not allowed on board.
VHF will only be used for safety communication (channel 72).
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Helmsman and crew of the winning boat of the championship acquire the title "Class Champion".
The responsible person of the winning boat acquires the Red Pennant of the RNWA.
With 8 or more entries there are prizes for the first three competitors. When there are less as 8
entries, there will be two prizes.

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4 RRS, Decision to Race.
The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or
death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum
cover of Euro 1.500.000 per event or the equivalent.

The race officer is: Mr Jaap Bakker
The chairman of the protest committee is: Mrs Conny Hofman
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Attachment A - Course diagram
Windward / Leeward Course
1 – 2 – Gate 3 / 3A
1 – 2 – Gate 3 / 3A
Attachment B - Sailing Conditions
Warning Signal
1. The warning signal should not be made if the wind speed is below 5 knots or above 28 knots for a
period of at least 5 minutes before the warning signal.
2. The warning signal should not be made if wind speeds above 28 knots are expected or have been
forecast for the racing area during the time of the race.
Abandoning Races
1. A race should be abandoned if the wind speed drops below 2 knots in a substantial part of the racing
area for a period of 5 minutes or more.
2. A race should be abandoned once the sustained wind speed reaches or exceeds 34 knots at any
time before the first boat has crossed the finishing line.
3. A race should be abandoned if a wind shift of more than 25 degrees occurs before the first boat
arrives at the first windward mark.
4. A race should be abandoned if it is thought that less than 30% of the Fleet will finish within the time limit.

vrijdag 19 mei 2017

Sailing and Socialising during Worlds Soling 2017

Hello World Wide Soling Sailors,

It will be great that you are coming in September to The Netherlands competing to win the Soling Worlds 2017 in Muiden. 

Yachtclub Muiden

We are looking forward to your arrival. Meanwhile we are busy with the preparations. Sure the racing will be most important, however we also like to address the supporting teams with a nice program.
Since races most often are not easy to follow from shore, it seems like a good idea to offer you some alternate activities and to show you some nice aspects of The Netherlands.
We have made an social program that will be in sync with the racing of the Soling teams.


On Saturday we hope to welcome as many as possible teams at the Royal Yacht Club in Muiden. During daytime measurement will take place. In the evening there will be the opportunity to make a boat tours thru the channels in Amsterdam with some wine and Dutch cheese. The Tour starts at 21:00 hours and will be finished around 23:00 hours. The cost will be €39 per person exclusive transport to Amsterdam and back.

Boattour through the channels of Amsterdam


On Sunday measurement continues and the practice race will be sailed.
After the end of registration and measurement the opening ceremony is scheduled at the yacht club.


The first race is scheduled for Monday around 12:00. We wish every team lots off success.


Racing continues… On Tuesday we go to Amsterdam for a “hop on hop off” tour thru the channels The tour starts at 09:30 and ends on 18:00. During this trip you can visit sites in Amsterdam. The cost will be €21 per person again exclusive the transport to and from Amsterdam and the places you visit.


Racing continues… Wednesday evening is planned for the Championship dinner. Extra tickets will be available at the registration desk.


Racing continues… Thursday … Bicycle day! Going to The Netherlands without riding a bike is not an option! During the day you can explore the Muiden environment on a bike. There are plenty of special bicycle roads so it can be done pretty safe. The costs are depending of the number of participants.


Last day of racing… After sailing and hoisting there will be the prize giving and goodbye ceremony.


We did not want to make too many program items in the social calendar. However if you want to experience even more we will be able to advise you. E.g. an extra individual tour can be made to Pampus Isle. There you will have an excellent view on the lake and maybe you can see part of the races.
Also a visit to the original Medieval Castle of Muiden (walking distance on the other site of the harbor) can be on you individual list.

George Stephenson 

Probably the steam vessel “George Stephenson” will be at the dock. The owner of this museum vessel will be pleased to tell you more about it. Weather permitting he even will bring us to Volendam and back to visit this fishing town. On tour we will see the Solings racing.
As you can see there is plenty of activities during the Worlds in this small part of the world.
Anne Frank

National Maritime museum

In case you want to visit The Anne Frank House, The Van Gogh Museum, Het Scheepvaart museum (The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam) or the Rijksmuseum, it is wise to book you tickets in advance by:

If you have questions do not hesitate to ask us now or during the event.

Francoise van Veen
Phone: +31610164685

Tineke Reuvers
Phone: +31610110082

Please let us know if you like the social program and if you want to make use of it. If possible before 20-AUG-2017 so than we can make the proper reservations.

We wish you lots of success with all preparations for the trip and looking forward to see you in September.

Tineke, Jenny en Francoise

woensdag 12 april 2017

Warmdraaien voor het Wereld Kampioenschap Soling 2017

Training is het devies! Wil jij presteren tijdens het Wereld Kampioenschap Soling 2017, dan dient er serieus getraind te worden met de bemanning. Het Soling collectief heeft een aantal wedstrijden in Nederland en 1 in het buitenland uitgekozen om te trainen voor het WK Soling 2017. Daarna volgen nog 2 afsluitende zeilwedstrijden, een soort af-kick-wedstrijden!

Hieronder zien jullie de diverse zeilwedstrijden waar Soling Club Nederland met een groot aantal Solings aanwezig zal zijn.

Op 25 en 26 maart 2017 zeilen onze Solings in Tuliprace op de Westeinder in Aalsmeer.
Wil jij er meer van weten, lees dan op onderstaande link.

Op 15, 16 en 17 april 2017 wordt de Easter Bunny gezeild, wederom op de Westeinder in Aalsmeer.
Deze zeilwedstrijd is een vervolg op de wedstrijden van 25 en 26 maart jl.

Op 10 en 11 juni 2017 worden de Pre Worlds gehouden. De Open Nederlandse Kampioenschappen 2017 worden gehouden bij de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeil- en Roeivereeniging in Muiden. De wedstrijden worden gezeild op het IJmeer / Markermeer. ( Informatie kan verkregen worden bij Rudy den Outer (zie voor zijn email rechts op de site)

Op 11 t/m 16 juli 2017 worden de Europese Kampioenschappen Soling 2017 gehouden in Italië. Het Gardameer, Riva del Garda, is het strijdtoneel. Diverse Nederlandse Solingzeilers zullen deelnemen aan dit Europees Kampioenschap ( Bekijk zeker het filmpje over de foilende catamarans op het Gardameer, op de home-page. Rechts in de kantlijn staat ook een filmpje onder het kopje "Hoe zeilt dat nou?". In het filmpje wordt gezeild vanuit Torbolé een plaatsje naast Riva aan het Gardameer (noordkant).
Zie ook:

Yachtclub Riva del Garda
En natuurlijk.....

Op 16 t/m 22 september 2017 Wereld Kampioenschap Soling 2017 te Muiden. op deze site is daar veel over te lezen. ook op

Op 7 en 8 oktober 2017 wordt de Wijnmaand zeilrace gehouden op het Alkmaardermeer bij Akkersloot.

En...last but not least....op 2 en 3 december 2017, Boterletterwedstrijden op de Kralingse Plas te Rotterdam.

zondag 2 april 2017

World Championship Soling 2017 turns Pink!

Wereldkampioenschap Soling 2017 kleurt roze!

Soling Club Nederland Zeilt voor Pink Ribbon tijdens het Wereld Kampioenschap 2017!Soling Club Nederland heeft de eer gekregen om het Wereld Kampioenschap Soling te organiseren. Van zaterdag 16 september t/m vrijdag 22 september 2017 wordt dit Wereld Kampioenschap Soling gehouden op het Markermeer in Muiden bij de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeil- en Roeivereeniging. Zie voor het WK Soling 2017 onze website en de diverse links die staan op onze site.

De Soling Club Nederland vindt dat zij aan dit unieke evenement een goed doel moest koppelen. Pink Ribbon werd gekozen uit de vele goede doelen.Pink Ribbon ( financiert onderzoeken en projecten op het gebied van behandeling, nazorg en langetermijneffecten van borstkanker, met als doel: een beter en langer leven voor de (ex)borstkankerpatiënt. Er zijn al meer dan 200 onderzoeken gefinancierd door Pink Ribbon. Een van de onderzoeken die bijvoorbeeld recent gestart is, is immunotherapie op maat voor patiënten met uitgezaaide triple negatieve borstkanker.
1 op de 7 vrouwen krijgt borstkanker. De behandeling van de ziekte heeft vaak ingrijpende en blijvende gevolgen zoals hart- en vaatziekten door bestraling en chemotherapie, het moeten accepteren van een lichaam zonder borst(en) en onvruchtbaarheid door de chemo- en/of hormoontherapie. Door onderzoek kan Pink Ribbon behandelingen verbeteren en deze en andere gevolgen verminderen.
De organisatie van het Wereld Kampioenschap Soling 2017 wil graag voor deze mooie en nuttige organisatie geld inzamelen en doneren. Op de website van Pink Ribbon staan acties die gehouden worden voor Pink Ribbon.  Het Wereld Kampioenschap Soling 2017 komt daar ook tussen te staan. 

The Soling Worlds turns Pink!

Dutch Soling Association sails for Pink Ribbon during the World Champion Soling 2017.

The Dutch Soling Association has the honour to organise the World Champion Soling of 2017. From Saturday September 16 until Friday September 22, this championship will be held on the Marker lake in the city of Muiden, nearby Amsterdam, hosted by the Royal Yacht Club Muiden.
The Dutch Soling association has decided to link this unique event to a unique cause. They have chosen to support Pink Ribbon; a Dutch charity organisation which finances breast cancer research (see website:

Pink Ribbon finances scientific projects on treatment and research, aftercare and long term effects of breast cancer. Their goal is a longer and better life for (ex-) breast cancer patients. Pink Ribbon already finances more than 200 research projects in the Netherlands.
Every one in seven women will develop breast cancer. And although the survival-rate is going up, the long-term effects of treatment often have a large and permanent impact on the life of the patient and their family. There are of course physical consequences such as heart and vascular disease because of the radiation and chemo therapy. But there is also the difficulty in accepting a body without breasts and infertility due to chemo and hormone therapy. 
Pink Ribbon invests in research to enhance treatment and diminish (long term) side effects.

How Pink Ribbon started

In October 1997, American citizen Paul Davidson registered and launched a website directed to and available for all people in the world engaged with breast cancer. The website was dedicated to raising awareness and funding for breast cancer.In 2008, the initiative was extended and expanded creating the non profit network Pink Ribbon Inc. in New York. The objectives were defined and the idea launched an international charity platform for breast cancer awareness and funding (awareness, advocacy, alliances, alignment and accreditation).Throughout the years this initiative has grown into the international platform as we know it today, covering more than 30 countries over 5 continents.

The organisation of the World Champion Soling 2017 wishes not only to donate themselves but also we would like to invite the participants of the World Champion Soling 2017, their friends, family and other sailing-lovers to help us raise money for this exceptional and much needed organisation.

zondag 19 maart 2017

Gezamenlijk klussen bij de Soling Club

De Soling Club Nederland is een gezellige club. De zeilers, de eigenaren en hun bemanning hadden op zaterdag 11 maart jl. een gezamenlijke klusdag georganiseerd. De zeilers zijn vrienden van elkaar, rivaliteit speelt op de kant niet, daar speelt saamhorigheid en gedeelde passie. Elkaar helpen, gein trappen, discussiëren over zeilen, trimmen, starten en......noem maar op, vindt plaats gedurende de gezamenlijke lunch of 's avonds bij het diner.

Zelfs Michael Dietzel uit Duitsland en zijn dochter Anne kwamen klussen aan hun mooie Soling "Stugots".

Het grote voordeel van de Soling Club Nederland is dat zij een loods hebben waar de meeste Solings staan. Gezamenlijk klussen en elkaar ontmoeten is dan dus makkelijk. Onderstaande foto's geeft een mooie sfeer impressie van de Soling klusdag. Helaas was de roze Soling van Han van Veen elders gestald. In het geheim werd er door Han en Francoise van Veen geknutseld aan de roze Soling, .....nieuwe specificaties geïnstalleerd? De roze Soling is het symbool van de sponsor-actie voor Pink Ribbon tijdens het WK Soling 2017. In Barn Ben werd de 'uitgebreide'lunch genuttigd onder het genot van een biertje of Muier Schipperbittertje.

Lunchroom Barn Ben

zondag 12 februari 2017

Wereldkampioenschappen Soling in september 2017 in Nederland.

De Soling Club Nederland organiseert van 16 t/m 22 september 2017 de wereldkampioenschappen Soling. In deze schitterende ex-Olympische zeilboot wordt over de gehele wereld naar hartenlust gezeild. Elk jaar worden grote evenementen gehouden met grote velden Solings. De ex-Olympische zeilboot mag dus nog steeds op grote belangstelling rekenen onder zeilers. Vele ‘grote’ zeilers hebben tijdens hun Olympische campagnes in de Soling gezeild of zeilen daar, naast hun carrière op schepen van de Volvo Ocean Race of America’s Cup, nog steeds in.

Van zaterdag 16 september t/m vrijdag 22 september 2017 zijn de Solingzeilers met hun bemanning, vrienden en familie welkom in Muiden bij de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeil- & Roeivereeniging ( In de aanloop naar dit grote zeilevenement, waar rond de 50 Solings van over de hele wereld aan mee zullen doen, worden nog diverse zeilevenementen gehouden om de zeilers in de klasse op te warmen voor dit unieke Wereldkampioenschap in Nederland. Er is een Europees Kampioenschap in juli 2017 in Riva aan het Gardameer in Italie. Daarnaast worden er in Nederland ook diverse zeilevenementen georganiseerd waar Solings aan mee zullen doen, waaronder het Nederlands kampioenschap, eveneens in Muiden. Zie voor de evenementen waaraan Solings meedoen, de kalender die binnenkort verschijnt op de Nederlandse website / blog van de Soling Club Nederland (

De Internationale Soling klasse bestaat sinds 1965 en is een voormalige Olympische 3-persoons kielboot.  In de Soling wordt nog actief gezeild in zo’n 22 landen. De Wereldkampioenschappen in de klasse rouleren over de continenten. In 2017 is Europa weer aan de beurt.  Nederland werd gevraagd om het evenement te organiseren. Dat is heel bijzonder, want het is 27 jaar geleden, dat er een Wereldkampioenschap Soling in Nederland werd gehouden. In Nederland zijn zo’n 10 Solings actief. Niet veel zou je zeggen, maar de laatste jaren wordt de Soling steeds populairder, doordat de Solings relatief goedkoop en wedstrijdklaar aan te schaffen zijn. Er worden regelmatig goede Solings aangeboden. Als je actief wilt zeilen, trimmen, wedstrijdzeilen en met een team een prestatie neer wilt zetten, is deze zeilboot van ruim 8 meter een perfecte  manier.

De Soling Club Nederland heeft bedacht om het WK speciaal te maken door geld in te zamelen voor Pink Ribbon. Pink Ribbon financiert wetenschappelijk onderzoek en projecten op het gebied van behandeling, nazorg en langetermijneffecten van borstkanker. Met als doel de juiste behandeling en optimale begeleiding en een beter en langer leven voor iedere borstkankerpatiënt. Pink Ribbon heeft inmiddels bijna 200 onderzoeken en projecten gefinancierd. (

Op de internationale website (  van de Soling klasse staan de vele activiteiten die wereldwijd door de klasse worden georganiseerd. Ook de officiële internationale aankondiging van het Wereldkampioenschap Soling in Nederland staat op deze site. Alle activiteiten in Nederland zullen ook te volgen zijn in het Nederlands op de website / blog van Soling Club Nederland,

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zondag 22 januari 2017

World Championship 2017 in Nederland

Finally the Soling World Championships will be held again in the Netherlands !!!!

As organizing committee and hosts of the Soling World Championships 2017, we have the privilege to write the first column of a series of monthly columns preceding the event in September 2017.

For the coming months you can expect the following monthly contributions in preparation of the event :
January 2017 – introduction of the yacht club/venue by Commodore of RNYC, Guido van Berkel;
February 2017 – lodging/ information on the accommodation possibilities by Han van Veen;
March 2017 – a few words on the supporter program during the event, by Francoise van Veen;
April 2017 – introduction by Michael Dietzel, president of the International Soling Club (ISA) ;
May 2017 – Race Management approach and policies for the Soling Worlds 2017, by race officer Alex Hoeve;
June 2017 – measurement during the Worlds 2017, by chief measurer Laslo Hegymegi;
July 2017 – introduction to the International Jury and publication of the Sailing Instructions, by the members of the International Jury (Tony O’Gorman/Lorenz Walch/Pauline den Burger);
August 2017 – Meteo and local knowledge by Reinier Wissenraet ;
September 2017 – Welcoming message by the Mayor of Gooise meren (Muiden), Albertine van Vliet-Kuiper.

At the time the opening ceremony for the championship 2017 will take place, it has been over 27 years that the Soling Club Nederland (SCN) has hosted this event for the last time. We are very happy to have the opportunity again to welcome all foreign competitors of the International Soling Class in the Netherlands.

A bit of history…
The last time the Soling World championships were held in the Netherlands was in August 1990 when 66 Solings set sail from Medemblik to determine who was the best. The event featured the attendance of the present King of Spain HRH Felipe de Bourbon, who as a crewmember in one of the Spanish boats was racing together with Fernando Leon and Alfredo Vacquez. They finished 5th overall at the event,the world title was won by Marc Bouet, Fabrice Levet and Alain Pintet.

It is a tribute to the International Soling Class to see that several of the competitors who participated in 1990 will be participating again in the Soling Worlds 2017 and we are thrilled to see that the event is generating so much interest already among participants around the world.

In the days between 1990 until present, the activities of the Soling Club Nederland did in no way come to a standstill:
In 1993, with the unsurpassed enthusiasm of the present secretary Rudy den Outer, the Soling Club Nederland organized the European Match Race Championship at Lake Kralingen; A one square kilometer size lake located in the center of Rotterdam.
What no one expected at such a sheltered venue, actually did happen on the first racing day: the wind was that strong that the majority of the participating teams ( after seeing an early competitor performing a flawless Chinese gybe in front of the clubhouse) asked the races to be postponed until the next day. This championship was won by the Norwegian team of Herman Horn Johannessen, Paul Davis and Espen Stockeland.
5 years later the Soling Club Nederland organized again at lake Kralingen the World Championships Soling Matchracing “INFANTA CHRISTINA”. This time under perfect conditions, it was the (then, as he obtained a 4th one after) three times Olympic Gold Medalist Jochen Schumann, together with Gunnar Bahr and Ingo Borkowski, who took the honors by winning this event.
In 2005 the Soling Club Nederland again hosted the European Championships Soling class, and this event was held under absolutely fabulous sailing conditions at Medemblik. Roman Koch, Maxi Koch and Gregor Bornemann became the European Champions at this event

The Soling Worlds 2017 ( )
This time the event will be organized by the Royal Netherlands Yacht Club, which is located in the town of Muiden, near Amsterdam.
The Dutch Soling class is expanding rapidly and we will have 10 or more Dutch competitors at the 2017 event. They, together with many enthusiastic volunteers are
looking forward to making this event a success.
We already have entries from Brazil, Germany and the United States but many other teams from other countries confirmed that they will be present, including teams from Denmark, Ukraine, Canada, France, Austria, Hungary and Argentina.
Teams that enter early can save 75 euros on the entry fee. The Dutch Soling Class and our volunteers are happy to assist you in finding suitable accommodation and a rental boat in case you do not (or cannot) bring your own.
With the location so close to Amsterdam airport and with so much to do for family and friends close to the venue itself, there is almost no reason not to join!
We will see you in September 2017 in Muiden!

Leo Determan – Chairman Soling Worlds 2017 organizing committee
Gabor Helmhout – Chairman Soling Club Nederland
Article written by Leo Determan